Demon's Souls - Catch All

casual_alcoholic wrote:

Are there any items in the game that regen mana over time as well? If I had one of those I'd be a very happy camper.

The Fragrant Ring. You can get it in 4-1 by trading your brass telescope with Sparkly the Crow.

Stele wrote:
RoughneckGeek wrote:
Stele wrote:
RoughneckGeek wrote:

That said, I do have all of the items needed for the trophy hunt. I'd have to check and see what soul level I left things at though.. I've been through the game 4-5 times with the character I did the weapon collections with.

Ooh, that's much more appealing than finding random people, sharing with someone I'm already friends with. I'd be curious what level you're at as well, I think I'd be happy to get within range just to hold a weapon.

Okay, if any of you want to take me up on the offer, the character with all the equipment is 178. That means you'd have to be between 150 to 205 to connect online. Either post here, PM me or add me on PSN (Weylin) to coordinate.

Awesome news. Friend request sent. I'll probably PM you here or on PS3 when I'm actually in range. Might be a few weeks. :(

Same here. Thanks a lot for the offer. I'm SL 100 right now, so it'll be a while for me yet.

AndrewA wrote:
casual_alcoholic wrote:

Are there any items in the game that regen mana over time as well? If I had one of those I'd be a very happy camper.

The Fragrant Ring. You can get it in 4-1 by trading your brass telescope with Sparkly the Crow.

Phosphorous Pole, also. It's a lot trickier to get, but it's 1mp/sec if you upgrade it fully.

One more demon to go. The big bad king of demons waiting in world 1. I just beat the last boss in world 5 which was kind of sad. I wasn't even sure she was a demon. I know the old lady that sells stuff to me thinks she is evil but she sure didn't act that way. Hmmm did she give birth to those bloody baby demons? Nothing worst than a bloody baby demon. They cry all day and try to eat your soul. Damn, I killed their mother. How will they grow up now that their mother is gone. Oh man I hope that knight guy wasn't their father. I killed that guy also. Oh man, I hope I don't have to raise those bloody demon babies now.

I thought the 5-3 boss was one of the most well done bosses. If you talk with Selen Vinland about it as well (the knight is her brother), then you can get more of the story. It's definitely a case of "hmm, is this really evil? Or is this just a misguided person?"

The game has a couple moments like that. I also liked the Ostrava moment in 1-4.

ahrezmendi wrote:

The game has a couple moments like that. I also liked the Ostrava moment in 1-4.

Somehow, I missed saving him in 1-3 The last I saw of him after 1-2 was the BP right before Allant. I missed out on Old King Doran because of this.

You're not alone, I missed out on Old King Doran my first game too, because Ostrava glitched on me. He was supposed to be in 1-2, but he wasn't when I got there. I don't know if he somehow got killed in 1-1, but I had to wait until game #2 to get him, and I made damn sure to protect his ass through the entire level.

AndrewA wrote:
casual_alcoholic wrote:

Are there any items in the game that regen mana over time as well? If I had one of those I'd be a very happy camper.

The Fragrant Ring. You can get it in 4-1 by trading your brass telescope with Sparkly the Crow.

I can't figure out how to initiate the trade.

casual_alcoholic wrote:
AndrewA wrote:
casual_alcoholic wrote:

Are there any items in the game that regen mana over time as well? If I had one of those I'd be a very happy camper.

The Fragrant Ring. You can get it in 4-1 by trading your brass telescope with Sparkly the Crow.

I can't figure out how to initiate the trade.

Drop the brass telescope in front of the tree, go into system options, and reload your profile. The telescope will be gone, and the ring will be sitting next to the tree.

Make sure the crow is happy with the trade. He should say something that indicates he is happy. If you don't do this your item will be gone and you won't have a new item to replace it. If the crow doesn't say anything pickup the item and try dropping it closer to the tree.

Also note that I named the crow Edgar.

Got to old king dude with the help of a blue phantom. Phantom was taken out by the dragon though. The king beat the living crap out of me and took me down a few levels. I can see why he is king.

I accidentally killed the blue guy in the nexus, was he important for anything? I felt really bad. I was tired and accidentally hit R1 next to him. he survived, but then the next time I talked to him he acted really scared of me. I came back another time, and a storied soul was there in his place.

casual_alcoholic wrote:

I accidentally killed the blue guy in the nexus, was he important for anything? I felt really bad. I was tired and accidentally hit R1 next to him. he survived, but then the next time I talked to him he acted really scared of me. I came back another time, and a storied soul was there in his place.

He would have disappeared even if you hadn't hit him.

Dyni wrote:
casual_alcoholic wrote:

I accidentally killed the blue guy in the nexus, was he important for anything? I felt really bad. I was tired and accidentally hit R1 next to him. he survived, but then the next time I talked to him he acted really scared of me. I came back another time, and a storied soul was there in his place.

He would have disappeared even if you hadn't hit him.

He's good for moving character tendency to black..

Baron Of Hell wrote:

Got to old king dude with the help of a blue phantom. Phantom was taken out by the dragon though. The king beat the living crap out of me and took me down a few levels. I can see why he is king.

I highly recommend killing that dragon. Get ~300 arrows and stand right under him when he's clinging to the castle. You can lock onto his head from there. It's tedious, but makes runbacks so much saner.

AndrewA wrote:
Baron Of Hell wrote:

Got to old king dude with the help of a blue phantom. Phantom was taken out by the dragon though. The king beat the living crap out of me and took me down a few levels. I can see why he is king.

I highly recommend killing that dragon. Get ~300 arrows and stand right under him when he's clinging to the castle. You can lock onto his head from there. It's tedious, but makes runbacks so much saner.

The king took a bit of work the first time I got to him. After that, I never died to him on later play throughs. He's definitely tough and I never increased vitality enough to take a single hit. What makes him easy is he will telegraph all of his attacks. All it takes is a bit of trial and error learning which way to dodge for the various attacks and you're golden.

RoughneckGeek wrote:
AndrewA wrote:
Baron Of Hell wrote:

Got to old king dude with the help of a blue phantom. Phantom was taken out by the dragon though. The king beat the living crap out of me and took me down a few levels. I can see why he is king.

I highly recommend killing that dragon. Get ~300 arrows and stand right under him when he's clinging to the castle. You can lock onto his head from there. It's tedious, but makes runbacks so much saner.

The king took a bit of work the first time I got to him. After that, I never died to him on later play throughs. He's definitely tough and I never increased vitality enough to take a single hit. What makes him easy is he will telegraph all of his attacks. All it takes is a bit of trial and error learning which way to dodge for the various attacks and you're golden.

Soulsucker.

That is all.

EDIT: Hmm, apparently they've changed this. I swear I used that spell to one-shot the Old King, but now word is that it has no effect on him. Curious, perhaps I beat him some other way then.

Oh well, still the most awesome spell in the game.

EDIT 2:
Ah, Death Cloud must have been what I used.

Man, the bosses in this game are freaking difficult. Does anyone know if flamelurker does fire damage or physical damage? He runs up and does a lot of smashes and ground pounds, and I can't tell which resistance to use.

casual_alcoholic wrote:

Man, the bosses in this game are freaking difficult. Does anyone know if flamelurker does fire damage or physical damage? He runs up and does a lot of smashes and ground pounds, and I can't tell which resistance to use.

Pretty sure that he does a lot of Flame Damage. I had to break out my Purple Shield to get by him.

He does both, it depends on his attack. His ranged flame blast can be almost entirely blocked by the Purple Flame Shield, but his close up smash does more physical so it's better to dodge that than block it. Overall you'll do well to wear high Flame Resist gear, and use dodging to avoid the melee hits.

There are some bosses who hit so hard that it doesn't matter what you're wearing, you'll still die in 1 hit. This is why learning how to dodge well is so important.

What happens when you're killed by a black phantom?

I had just killed the dragon in 1-2, and I ran back to the stone to cash in my souls for a level. It then told me I couldn't return in multiplayer. A few seconds later it informed me that a player had invaded my world. I didn't want to lose my dragon souls so I hid behind a wall in the phalanx chamber for about 10 minutes. He came into the chamber and got about 20 feet away from me, but apparently didn't see me, so he turned around and looked for me a bit more before eventually leaving. It was petrifying.

casual_alcoholic wrote:

What happens when you're killed by a black phantom?

A devil gets a pitchfork.

Nothing to bad you just die and go back to soul form.

Baron Of Hell wrote:
casual_alcoholic wrote:

What happens when you're killed by a black phantom?

A devil gets a pitchfork.

Nothing to bad you just die and go back to soul form.

Oh ok, I thought he might get all my souls or something like that. If I only had like a few thousand I wouldn't have cared, but I was sitting on enough to level up and was afraid he'd steal them haha. I guess I should have just stood and fought.

nah you would have been able to get your souls back just like if you were killed by a normal enemy. Since you were pretty close to the entry point a battle there would have been risk free unless you really wanted your body.

Note also if you go into someone's world as blue phantom you keep all your souls even if you die in their world.

Baron Of Hell wrote:

Note also if you go into someone's world as blue phantom you keep all your souls even if you die in their world.

UNLESS if you are killed by an invading Black Phantom. I learned this one the hard way, the full set of rules is:

Invade and die - lose your souls
Get invaded and die - Just like normal death (as Baron said)
Join as Blue Phantom and die to the level - no penalty
Join as Blue Phantom and die to invader - lose your souls

Just beat the game. Yeah you can see all the kings attacks coming a mile away. On to mass effect me thinks.

Just finished the game. I'm gonna go cure cancer now.

stevesan wrote:

Just finished the game. I'm gonna go cure cancer now.

Piece of cake!

Can anyone explain how strength and dexterity bonuses work?

If a weapon has letter next to a stat it will give you a bonus based on that stat. The is bonus rated S,A,B,C,D or E with S being the highest. So if you have weapon with a S rank in strength and a really high strength stat you will deal a lot of extra damage. However, if you are using that same weapon with a guy with a low strength you wont get as a big of a bonus.

When you look at a weapon you will notice a number with a plus in front of it. That number is the extra damage you will deal based on your stat and the weapon rank. Some weapons don't have any bonuses but they might have other effects like causing bleeding or ignoring shields.